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Samuel Laycock School


As a school we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Our aim is to achieve this through – “Working together to Protect Children”.  We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that children are in a caring and protective environment where they are valued and respected.  The Safeguarding Policy, Procedures & Guidelines are reviewed annually, and staff  are trained and alert to signs of abuse and neglect.  If these are suspected, there are designated staff,  who will work with the Tameside Safeguarding Officer and other Children’s Services, to ensure that the needs of the child are met.  Whilst every effort is made to liaise with parents and carers this may not always be possible straight away but they will be kept informed by a safeguarding officer.

Safeguarding Team


Jennifer Tinsdeall - Designated Safeguarding Lead & Head of School

I am the lead for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students.  I have been Head of School and Headteacher in mainstream schools in challenging circumstances and I have been responsible for safeguarding in both schools.  Please don't hesitate to contact me at school if you have any concerns or worries.

  Ann Smith - Home School Liaison Officer

I work closely with both the students and their families, to promote good attendance and parenting skills.


 Nicola Neal - Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Welfare Manager

I have considerable experience in working with children in a Special Needs setting.  I have a background in Social Care and Child Protection and I provide direct support for our students and families.



Please follow the links below for useful information

National Safeguarding Advice


Simple Conversations to Help Keep Your Child Safe


Local Safeguarding Advice

Please follow the links below to view relevant documentation